Rahul launches health insurance scheme for SHG women

  • PTI, Munshiganj (Amethi)
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  • Updated: Dec 23, 2009 15:50 IST

Congress General Secretary and local MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched Rajiv Gandhi Artisans Health Insurance scheme for women associated with self-help groups.

Inagurating the scheme here launched as a joint venture between the ICICI Bank and Union Textile Ministry, Rahul said free medical treatment of upto Rs 6,000 would be provided to women associated with the SHGs.

Cards will be issued to the beneficiaries under the scheme, which will entitle them for free treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi hospital.

Ten OPD camps were also organised on the occasion at Sanjay Gandhi hospital, where free medical examination and treatment was provided to locals.

The Congress leader himself inspected the camps and enquired about medical examination and treatment being given to the patients.

Earlier, Rahul met various delegations, including students of some schools, partymen and women at Munshiganj guest house.

 

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